19-Year-Old Injured In Climbing Accident
A 19-year-old, climbing with his father, fell 20 to 30 feet from Granite Peak on Monday. He suffered a serious head injury and was transported to St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings. Rocky Mountain Rotors Co-Owner Mark Taylor said his company was involved in the rescue of the 19-year-old Monday afternoon.
The teen was climbing with his father and a group of about a dozen people. He was up about 12,200 feet when he was rescued. According to the Park County Sheriff’s Office, he fell near the summit of the 12,808 foot peak.
The teen was rescued by a Gallatin County high-angle rescue team and flown by helicopter to a separate landing zone near Sky Top Lakes. A medical helicopter from Bozeman then landed to provide medical treatment before he was flown to Billings. The man’s father was trying to get down the mountain after his son was rescued.